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Trip El Salvador with Surfline
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El Salvador offers a tidy yet wave-rich coast alongside distinctive culture and beautiful vistas. The small Central American country features 320 miles of South Pacific Coastline with some of the most consistent waves in the world. With Surfline onboard we are sure to find the best breaks the country has to offer.
 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
6 Days
  • 1
    October 1 Arrive at the airport in San Salvador by 8am local time on Sunday. We will meet as a group just outside of Customs. Once we have located our group, we will travel about an hour by private coach to El Sunzal. We'll check in to Casa de Mar, unpack and get ready to head out for our first session. After our first day of surfing, we'll relax before enjoying a group welcome dinner of fresh seafood and local produce at the hotel restaurant, Café Sunzal.
  • 2
    October 2 Meet up for breakfast at the hotel (we'll set our time during the previous night's meal) and head to our selected break. We'll have guides to help us explore the best waves and conditions that El Salvador has to offer. After a day of surfing, you'll be on your own to explore El Tunco.
  • 3
    October 3 Repeat! Today could be a day for a drive to Mizata, an uncrowded black sand beach with four breaks. On a weekday, there is a chance that we could be the only people in the water. Post surf, we'll schedule massages for the group and enjoy a cold beverage on the balcony overlooking the beach before enjoying a group meal at Café Sunzal.
  • 4
    October 4 We'll have an option for a sunrise surf trip before heading out on a day tour of El Salvador's ruins. Founded between 1200 and 400 BC the towns of San Anders, Tazumal, Casa Blanca & Joya de Ceren early history remains buried beneath several meters of volcanic ash produced by the 260 AD eruption of Ilopango. We'll have lunch in a local town near the ruins before heading back to our hotel.
  • 5
    October 5 For our final full-day in El Salvador, we'll spend as much time in the water as possible. This could be a chance to head south to perhaps the most famous wave in Central America, Punta Roca. The wave itself offers such a tremendous variety of sections that it works for a wide range of skill levels. We'll end the day with a final group meal at Café Sunzal.
  • 6
    Most flights depart at 8am or 3pm out of San Salvador. We will coordinate two shuttles to the airport. If you choose, you could get up early for a few more sets at Sunzal or La Bocana, accessible from Casa de Mar. Or, you could spend the morning relaxing in the sun before heading back to the real world.
Trip Package Includes
  • Five nights at Casa de Mar Hotel in a double room.
  • Six breakfasts and three dinners (including two beverages) at Café Sunzal, the hotel restaraunt.
  • Airport transfer by private coach to and from El Salvador International Airport - Casa de Mar. 
  • Four to five days of guided surfing, including transportation. 
  • One optional half-day tour of El Salvador ruins. 
  • One post-surf massage session.
Not Included
  • Airfare to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (El Salvador International Airport) . Our staff may be able to support you in selecting a flight.
  • Daily lunches, alcoholic beverages (two are included with the three group dinners), two dinners. 
  • Transportation in El Sunzal outside of daily surf trips.
  • Surf rentals.

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Area Information
El Sunzal Area

Directly outside your stunning villa is one of the most consistent waves in the world. Sunzal Point picks up every south & southwest swell to produce one seriously long right and a few quick lefts. The hotel has direct beach access and the surf has everything else; something for long boards, short boarders, beginners & professionals. The large open-air restaurant makes the most of the El Sal’s tropical weather, while the bar provides beautiful views of the beach and surf in addition to being close enough to the pool area for convenient poolside service. Drive a short distance east or west of the hotel and you will find a multitude of waves including the famous Punta Roca, El Zonte & K59. El Salvador truly is a surfing paradise.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

October is the end of the rainy season in El Salvador and you can expect big surf 6-12 ft originating from the South Pacific’s swells. Expect temperatures around 80 degrees with some mid-afternoon storms. We recommend packing light - bring your warm layers with you on the plane and just about everything else you need should fit in a backpack and your surfboard bag. Whatever you ride, there are waves available, but be sure to bring some booties to protect against rocks. . 
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FAQ
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  • Can I choose my roommate?
    Yes. If you have a roommate request, please let us know. By default, we will place two people per room, but we may have the ability to place 3 or 4 together as well.
  • Can I book a private room?
    Yes. Single occupancy rooms may be available at an additional cost of $600. Please contact us if you are interested.
  • I am a beginner / intermediate / advanced surfer. Is this trip for me?
    You don’t need to be an advanced or expert surfer to have a good time on this trip. However, if you are an expert you won’t be disappointed because there are breaks for everyone. Each day we will select our surf location based on the reports and group needs. You'll have the option to stick with the group or do your own thing. If you are interested in lessons, we can help arrange this for an additional fee.
  • Are rentals available or do I need to bring my own equipment?
    There are several local surf shops in El Tunco, the small town neighboring our hotel and there will be rental and purchase options (we've heard stories of great deals from folks who have brought boards home) for all your surf needs. If you are bringing your own equipment, learn more about packing and any airline fees from our friends at Surfline: http://www.surfline.com/travel/boardbag_charges.cfm?id=15425.
  • Can I (or my partner) come even I (they) don't surf?
    Yes. The primary activity on these trips is surfing; however, there may be options if you or your loved one does not currently participate. There lessons and rentals at an additional cost (we can help book this). There are also beautiful beaches, yoga, stand-up paddle boarding and many other options that we can help arrange.For guests not planning to surf on this trip, we will offer a $100 discount on the trip price.
  • What is included in this trip?
    This trip includes: - Transportation by private coach from the airport to Casa de Mar and back. - Five nights stay at Casa de Mar Hotel and Villas. - All breakfasts (including juice and coffee) and three group dinners (dinners include two beverages and one main course, lobster excluded). - Four days of surfing with a guide plus an ambassador from Surfline and evo. - One tour of ruins with a guide. - One one-hour massage at the hotel. - Recommendations for food / drink and entertainment in El Sunzal.
  • What is NOT included in this trip?
    - Airfare – you will cover your own airfare for the trip and costs associated with traveling with your equipment. - All lunches, two dinners and any beverages with meals, any additional expenses at the hotel– we will provide recommendations, but any expenses will be out of pocket. - Taxi rides or any transportation in El Sunzal / El Tunco. - We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your flight and belongings. - Any rentals of surf equipment.
  • Will we be able to wash our clothes?
    Yes. Casa de Mar can provide laundry services for a small fee.
  • I am going to come early / stay longer; can I do something with my gear?
    There are storage lockers available at the airport, or the hotel in Santiago may be able to hold luggage for limited periods. We are happy to help coordinate this.
  • I am gluten-free / vegetarian / halal / kosher… will there be food options available for me?
    Yes, and no… It will be easy to avoid both gluten and meat. The area has great access to fresh seafood and local ingredients. Unfortunately there are no kosher or halal restuarants in El Sunzal. We recommend that you bring snacks along if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    - The deposit for the trip is non-refundable and cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee (see policy below). For this reason, we recommend you consider purchasing travelers insurance, which will cover the cost of your trip in extenuating circumstances. - All cancellations must be submitted to the Company in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records, and will be subject to a cancellation fee as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount): - Cancellation 60 days or more prior to trip departure - Non-Refundable Deposit - Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to trip departure - 50% of total booking cost - Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure - 100% of total booking cost - Cancellation policy for custom trips may differ from these terms and will be communicated prior to booking - No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of the Company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
  • Can I just pay the full amount now? // When is the full amount due?
    Yes. You can pay the full amount now, but we will consider $1,000 to be a non-refundable deposit in accordance with the contract. The full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You are responsible for booking your own travel and you must arrive at the El Salvador International Airport by 8:00 am on the first day of your trip. We will be waiting with an evo sign in the terminal just outside of customs.
  • Are there any safety concerns in El Salvador?
    We believe El Salvador has suffered from bad press. While there is gang violence in the city, the majority of the country is safe. We should travel smart: petty theft is a concern, leave your valuables at home. Keep your wits about you, but in our group, we don't anticipate any issues.
  • Are there any vaccinations that I should look into?
    We recommend checking in with your primary care physician before your trip. The CDC suggests that you consider Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations. Learn more here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/el-salvador
  • Should we be concerned about Zika?
    Zika is a risk in El Salvador. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to El Salvador. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip. For more information, please visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-el-salvador.
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  • More questions? Call us!
    Our team would love to help answer any additional questions you have! We are available every day from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (PST) From the US and Canada, dial: 1.866.386.1590 // Worldwide: Dial Country Exit Code + 1.206.632.7598 Or send us an email at evoTrip@evo.com.
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